Founded in 1853 as a Steel Foundry, and used to mold and create the famous Barcelona statue of Columbus which adorns the Ramblas. After being finally repurposed in 1903 by Ramón Daura it was renamed to ‘La Paloma’. It quickly became a hotspot for sailors and socialites alike.
Notable guests include, amongst others, Pablo Picasso, who met his girlfriend Rosita del Oro there, and Salvador Dalí, who would paint the other guests from his seat up at one of the balconies.
Will it open again?
Plans are currently in place to re-open La Paloma in the Fall of 2017